But I Still Fuckin' Champion Appetite and Desire
Genes have a lot to do with it. At 80 suddenly everything came home to roost. My borderline AC was too high, my blood pressure and my cholesterol-all over the borderlines the medical community established. But established for who at what ages, etc. So although my heart is healthy, and I get around a lot better than a lot of my peers and younger age and stage are real. I had a healthy life style, exercised moderately, and managed other conditions. But at a certain point you have to take control and with moderation enjoy things in your life or else what’s the point?
I love this! It’s so rough tongue!
And I love the way you talk about food!
It's astonishing how moralized so-called health and wellness has become. From 'losing the battle' with illnesses (if they'd only fought harder, braver, truer) to run-of-the-mill fat shaming, it's all our fault! Cancer is our fault, and diabetes and obesity and arthritis and migraines and blood pressure and heart disease and whatever ails you. And you must be punished for your sins! Grueling workouts, starvation diets, 'healthy' diets, plant-based diets, diets to deny you anything delicious and trick you into almost believing baked cardboard is tasty and satisfying. I'm in my 70s and I have some health problems. Maybe I'd feel a little better if I hadn't enjoyed so much richness and delight. But maybe not. I don't regret a single bite.